10 months ago
Last edited at 2:47PM on 2/3/2013
A lady friend of mine had a porch built at the back door and she had the same problem , So I took the cap off the dryer vent , Picked up a 4" vent elbow and a length of 4" aluminum dryer vent duct , Attached the elbow and the length of dryer duct to the pipe where it comes out the wall and ran it past the porch , Secured it with wood strips on the siding and attached the pipe to the strips using perforated pipe hanger strips , Reattached the vent cap I took off earlier and since then , There was no more lint , This is the best and SAFEST method because you don't have to worry about using buckets or pantyhose to trap lint which can restrict exhaust air flow , DANGER ! , , , , FIRE AND CARBON MONOXIDE HAZARD ! , NEVER PUT A PLASTIC BAG OVER THE DRYER OR THE VENT TO TRAP LINT ! To do so will cause the dryer to overheat and catch fire and also , Cause carbon monoxide to back up into the house , Inhalation of carbon monoxide causes dizziness , Headache , Nausea and continued inhalation will cause unconsciousness and death , ( Continued on comments )
Clean you vent and dryer on a regular basis. I vacuum the vent that runs with in the dryer every few months, and pull the dryer out and clean the vent once or twice a year. This is going to sound odd, but it is true, use less fabric softener. It coats you clothes and some of that lint is the coating coming off.
If you can't possibly vent it outside get a 5 gallon bucket with a lid. Cut 2 holes the size of the vent pipe in the lid. Attach the vent to one of the openings, and fill the bucket 1/2 full with water. When the dryer runs it will exhaust into the bucket. The water will trap the loose airborne lint. Change the water weekly. Problem solved.